REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday, September 29, 2014
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President Terry McKeown called the regular meeting of the Board of Education in Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, September 29, 2014 in the District Office, 164 S. Euclid Avenue, Bloomingdale at 7:01 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Mr. Terry McKeown

Absent: Mr. Cary Moreth

Others Present: Dr. Jon Bartelt, Dr. Evonne Waugh, Attorney Brian O’Connor, Adam Parisi, Laura Dulian, Patti Edwards, Caitlin Bull, Nick Sigalos from Sigalos & Associates, Kathy Ogden

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the items in the Consent Agenda which included Minutes from the Regular and Closed Session Meetings held 8-25-14, and the Special Meeting held 9-8-14; the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund in the amount of $142,352.81, the Operations and Maintenance Fund in the amount of $199,689.51, the Transportation Fund in the amount of $17,989.32, Payroll (8-25-14) in the amount of $364,636.43 and (9-10-14) in the amount of $400,463.34 and shown in F.D. 9/29/14-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 9/29/14-2; the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 9/29/14-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D. 9/29/14-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 9/29/14-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 9/29/14-6; the Employment of Tracy Korabik as a parapro at Erickson effective 8-21-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Laura Stojanovich as a parapro at DuJardin effective 8-26-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Elizabeth Gottlieb as a parapro at DuJardin effective 9-5-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Susan Sroufek as a special ed parapro at Westfield effective 9-15-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Megan Zito as a parapro at Erickson effective 9-19-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Christine Silva as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-15-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Randie Sawdey as a parapro at DuJardin effective 9-19-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Jennifer Schalla as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-26-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr., Ashley Darling as a parapro at Westfield effective 10-6-14 for a salary of $11.75/hr.; Resignations for Lisa DiNovo as a parapro at DuJardin effective 8-21-14, Jennifer Keicher as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-12-14, Patricia Kutrumanes as a parapro at DuJardin effective 9-10-14; Change of Position for Amanda Gunther from a parapro to Gr. 1 teacher at Erickson effective 9-2-14, Jessica Wilmes from a parapro to substitute for Georgia Kourouklis effective TBD, Stephanie Koerner from a parapro to a substitute for Jamie Knapstein effective 9-17-14; Re-Hire for Ryan Baird as a substitute custodian district-wide effective 10-1-14 for a salary of $11.50/hr., Katie Sard as a parapro at Westfield effective 9-2-14 for a salary of $12.37/hr., Donna Marino as a substitute for Megan Jensen at Westfield effective 9-22-14 for a salary of $250/day; FMLA Leaves for Georgia Kourouklis as Gr. 7 teacher at Westfield for a term TBD, Megan Jensen as Gr. 7 teacher at Westfield for a term beginning 9-22-14  for 12 weeks, Jamie Knapstein as Gr. 5 teacher at Erickson for a term 9-17-14 thru end of 2014-2015 school year; and 2014-2015 Extra Duty Assignments.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6  - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Waugh shared 2014 ISAT data which indicated strong results in reading and math scores across the District despite the new requirements for more correct responses in order to achieve a “Meet or Exceed” designation.  Mrs. Klco expressed her desire to “track” achievement of District 13 students now attending Lake Park.  Dr. Waugh will communicate this request to her counterpart at the high school.

Dr. Bartelt presented graphs crafted by Forecast5Analytics depicting the impact on school districts at the possible passage of Senate Bill 16 and the funding debate.  These visuals demonstrate the alarming effect this legislation will have on school districts throughout the State. Dr. Bartelt will continue to share information as discussions go forth on this topic.

During the week of October 6, Dr. Bartelt will attend the annual IASA State Superintendents’ Conference in Springfield.  He will report on topics discussed via his weekly communication with the Board.

Dr. Waugh reported on activities planned for the October 10th Institute day.  The keynote speaker for the day will be MaryAnn Brittingham, an internationally acclaimed speaker.  Her topic is on “I don’t care kids.”   Paraprofessionals (not typically in attendance) have been invited to participate.

Board Reports and Requests

Board “Salutes”
The following people received a “salute” from one or more board members and/or the superintendent/assistant superintendent for their contributions to the Bloomingdale School District community:

Approval of Bid for the Sale of Land (F.D. 9/29/14-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the bid for the sale of land to Marklund Children’s Home in the amount of $134,000.00 and shown in F.D. 9/29/14-7.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Peterson, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Approval of Bid for the Installation of Playground Equipment (F.D. 9/29/14-8)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to approve the bid from Hacienda Landscaping for the installation of the new playground equipment at DuJardin Elementary School in the amount of $118,500.00 and shown in F.D. 9/29/14-8.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Lancaster, Birkley, Klco, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Approval of Web Site Vendor (F. D. 9/29/14-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to authorize the Superintendent to enter into agreement with eSchoolView for the provision, hosting, and maintenance of the school district web site as presented and shown in F.D. 9/29/14-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes:  Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco Lancaster, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Mrs. Klco expressed her concern for a smooth transition from our current web site to eSchoolView.  The rollout of the new site is expected sometime in January.

Approval of the Application for the Recognition of Schools (F.D. 9/29/14-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Ms. Peterson to approve the annual Application for Recognition of Schools.  Voice Vote – all ayes

Approval of the Amendments to the Articles of Agreement for NDSEC (F.D. 9/29/14-11)
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the resolution to amend the Articles of Agreement as presented.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Approval of Erickson Elementary Safe Entry Project (F.D. 9/29/14-12)
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the Erickson Elementary School Safe Entry Project with Sigalos & Associates in the amount of $75,036.00.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Birkley, Wojcicki, Klco, Lancaster, Peterson, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

The Board expressed the need for uniform safety procedures at all buildings.

Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS!™ R#1 (F.D. 9/29/14-13)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution in Support of CHARACTER COUNTS! and have each Board Member sign said resolution.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazard Findings R#2 (F.D. 9/29/14-14)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Resolution for Certification of Previous Serious Safety Hazard Findings and authorize the President and Secretary to sign said resolution.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Resolution in Support of School Principals R#3 (F.D. 9/29/14-15)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the Resolution in Support of School Principals, and authorize each member to sign said resolution.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

Review FY16 Budget for Funds 2,3,4,7 & 8
Mr. Parisi presented the preliminary FY16 Budget for the Operations & Maintenance Fund, Bond & Interest Fund, Transportation Fund, Working Cash Fund, and Tort Fund.  Mr. Parisi indicated that state revenues are projected to remain at lower levels, and Senate Bill 16 poses significant challenges to the District if it passes.  Mr. Parisi cited a number of factors that went into the planning of expenditures for FY16.   He does anticipate a balanced budget to be presented.  An estimated aggregate tax levy will be brought to the Board for its review in October.

Board Policies and Administrative Procedures First Reading
Recommendations from the Illinois School Board Association for amendments and additions for a number of Board policies and administrative procedures were reviewed by Dr. Bartelt.   A second reading/adoption on the following will be held at the October meeting:

A first reading on policies addressing bullying, safety, and transgender, will be held at the October meeting, as well.

Annual Schools’ Tour
The Board took its annual tour of schools on September 8 to assess work completed over the summer months.  Once again, board members expressed their appreciation for the visual appeal of the buildings and grounds.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session – Employment/Evaluation of Personnel
A motion was made by Ms. Peterson and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to enter into a closed session at 8:35 p.m. after a break for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the district or legal counsel for the district, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity.  5 ILCS120/2(c)(1) as amended by P.A 93-0057.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Peterson, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Wojcicki, McKeown
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

The Board returned to regular session at 8:50 p.m.

Adjournment
A motion was made by Mrs. Birkley and seconded by Mrs. Lancaster to adjourn the meeting.  Voice Vote:  all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

Terry McKeown, President
Diane Birkley, Vice President